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“Larry and Family, my thoughts and prayers go out to at this difficult time. ”
1 of 14 | Posted by: Alex Curiel - Valparaiso, IN

“Prayers for the family. And deepest condolences from a long time family friend. Here for you all. Oscar was a great man and always made me feel like...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Cody Melton - Earlinton, KY

“Prayers from my family to yours! You're in my thoughts! ”
3 of 14 | Posted by: Jessi Faith - Indianapolis, IN

“Pat, Larry. & family, so very sorry for your loss. Love & prayers, Landa ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: Landa Chaffer - Valparaiso, IN

“Our deepest sympathy to Mrs. Brister & the family. We have known Tim for many years, and will be praying for you all, that you may feel the comfort...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Reedman & Charlene Vaught - TN

“It was an absolute pleasure to meet Oscar when he visited England with Ina, Teresa and Randy. What a lovely man! We spent a couple of days sharing...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Lynne Williamson - York - Friend

“Both Gracie and I want the family to know our hearts go out to you in losing a fine Christian man like Oscar. They will miss him dearly but God's...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Dick Downard - Richland, WA

“Please know that I am praying for you and you're family Tim. ”
8 of 14 | Posted by: Crystal Downs - Madisonville, KY

“My thoughts and prayers are with you Ina,Tim.Jamie.Matthew and all of the family. Oscar was an amazing man and an amazing grandfather to my children...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Deanne Murawski - FL - Family

“My thoughts and prayers are with Ina,Tim.Jamie.Matthew and and all of these family. Oscar was an amazing man and an amazing grandfather to my...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Deanne Murawski - FL - Family

“My deepest sympathy to Aunt Ina, Larry, Linda, Teresa, Tim and the entire family. Uncle Oscar was an extraordinary man and I will miss him greatly. ...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Kathy McKee - ValparIso, IN

“Ida I am sorry for your loss. You and the family are in my prayers. I just lost my wife on the 6th. God Bless and keep you. ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Bill Kobek - Rome, GA - Friend

“Oscar was one of the finest men we have ever known. He was a committed Christian and served the Lord faithfully. We cherish the memories we shared...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Mae and Chuck Copper - NC

“Teresa, Telly and Jamie; my condolences on the passing of your Dad and Grandpa. May God hold you close to ease your pain and may you be comforted by...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Jeanne Valdez - Lawrence, IN


DRAKESBORO- Oscar Ray Brister from Drakesboro, Kentucky passed away July 9, 2016, he was 86 years old. Born on July 26, 1929 in Watseka, Illinois. Survived by his loving wife Ina Mirl (Drake) Brister of 69 years. Now living on the same road where they grew up as children. They literally spent all of their lives together.

Survived by his four children, Larry Brister and wife Pat from Saint John, IN, Linda Lukas and husband Greg from Gary, IN, Teresa Holme and husband Randy from Carmel, IN and Tim Brister and wife Jana from Hanson, KY, his 7 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Also survived by his brothers, Don Brister, Phillip Brister and Russell Brister and his life long friend and first cousin, Marvin (Bud) Ellison. Predeceased by his father, Roy Oliver Brister, his mother Eula Delaney (Mefford) Brister and sister Carolyn Brister.

Oscar retired in 1980 from Inland Steel Company in East Chicago, IN with 31 years of service. He worked in # 2 Open Hearth as a boilermaker and in # 2 BOF as a Mill Mechanic. After retirement he moved to the very place he and his wife grew up. There he worked as a carpenter and builder in Muhlenberg County, Ky.

He was a faithful Christian man evidenced by his conduct in all areas of his life. He served as a Deacon at Black Oak Baptist Church in Gary, Indiana and after retirement served in the same capacity for 36 years at Forest Oak Baptist Church in Belton, Kentucky. Oscar developed a love of beekeeping in the last 6 years of his life.

Visitation will be at the Tucker Funeral Home in Central City, Ky on Tuesday, July 12th at 5:00 p.m. Funeral will be Wednesday, July 13th at Forest Oak Baptist Church in Belton, Kentucky with visitation from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and funeral at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Vernon Cook will deliver the funeral service. Online condolence can be made at www.tuckerfuneralhomes.com.